THE SCREEN'S GREATEST EXCITEMENT OF THE YEAR!
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sku: KSDVD 988D
- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: March 15, 2005
- Originally Released: 1950
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Mono - English & Spanish
- Stereo - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Alain Silver & Jame Ursini - Authors/Historians
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas & Barbara Bel Geddes|
|Performer:||Jack Palance, Dan Riss, Tommy Cook & Zero Mostel|
|Directed by||Elia Kazan|
|Edited by||Harmon Jones|
|Screenplay by||Daniel Fuchs & Richard Murphy|
|Composition by||Alfred Newman|
|Art Direction by||Lyle R. Wheeler & Maurice Ransford|
|Produced by||Sol C. Siegel|
|Director of Photography:||Joseph MacDonald|
Academy Awards 1950 - Best Motion Picture Story: Edna Anhalt & Edward Anhalt
Rating: B+ -- A taut thriller with a poignant message, Panic in the Streets, which won the Oscar for Motion Picture Story, is well directed by Kazan and well acted by Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Zero Mostell (just before he was blacklisted) and others. Full Review
The filmmakers use their locations well and never let the sense of urgency dissipate.
Sight and Sound
Rating: 4/5 -- Performances by Richard Widmark and Jack Palance and the New Orleans settings distinguish this not-quite-noir.
A classy thriller, much less laden with significance than most Kazan movies.
[The] best and most neglected of Elia Kazan's early features. Full Review
...Kazan's tough, trim PANIC is a kind of virus noir... -- Rating: B+
[A] great 1950 Elia Kazan thriller with gritty doc-style toughness...
A medical examiner discovers that an innocent shooting victim in a robbery died of bubonic plague. With only 48 hours to find the killer, who is now a ticking time bomb threatening the entire city, a grisly manhunt through the seamy underworld of the New Orleans Waterfront is underway. Academy Award Nominations: Best Motion Picture Story.
Three thieves murder an illegal alien stricken with the bubonic plague and unknowingly catch the disease themselves. Now it's up to a dedicated public health official and the police to track down the criminals... before it's too late for everybody.
- Film debut for actor Jack Palance.
- Shot on location in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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